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Pavilion of Dreams catches attention of famed director

Staff Reporter, with CNA

A pavilion featuring naked-eye 3D technology, paper-thin speakers and interactive light designs — but no flowers — has ironically become one of the most popular venues of the just-opened Taipei International Flora Expo, catching the attention of an international film director.

Hollywood action film director John Woo (吳宇森) was among the lucky visitors who were able to see the advanced technologies displayed in the futuristic Pavilion of Dreams yesterday.

“I will have the computer effects team and visual design team for my next production visit the expo and learn from these geniuses here,” he said.

Not so lucky were a group of students who were able to get some of the 3,535 tickets allotted for the venue per day at 10am, only to find that they would not gain entry until after 2pm, when they had to return home.

The highlight of the venue was a film shown on a 360° screen inside the pavilion that took the audience flying from a river full of lotuses to skies above mountains, with “cloud dolphins” jumping in the clouds.

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